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Chicago Teachers Union Votes to End Strike

Posted September 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Chicago Teachers Union leaders voted Tuesday to end a strike that has closed classrooms for more than a week in the nation’s third-largest school district. Union President Karen Lewis led the walkout on Sept. 10, a result of a dispute between teachers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who demanded widespread reform including tying teacher pay […]

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SEED School : Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Posted May 1, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

In Anacostia, a notoriously poor and violent section of Washington, D.C., a new kind of school is changing hundreds of lives. It’s called The SEED School. It’s a public, charter, college preparatory boarding school, the first of it’s kind. Students are chosen by lottery, not test scores. It’s expensive, but it works, and its founders […]

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The Best Way to Pay for College

Posted August 20, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

PBS NewsHour business and economics correspondent Paul Solman is now answering questions from Next Avenue visitors about personal finances, business and the economy. His advice will appear on Next Avenue as well as Solman’s PBSNewsHour blog, Making Sen$e With Paul Solman,  and the Rundown, NewsHour’s blog of news and insight. PBS NewsHour is an hour-long television news program and accompanying […]

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Challenge Your Brain With Visual Mind Games

Posted October 25, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Posted 10.23.01 by NOVA Like a tiny, ever-alert judge seated inside your head, your brain is constantly making decisions about evidence brought to it by way of your senses, to give you as clear an understanding as possible of what you’re seeing, feeling, tasting, etc. Sometimes you can catch your brain trying to, well, make up […]

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Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted June 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Father’s Day Booklist

Posted June 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

By Danielle Steinberg For as long as I can remember, reading has been an activity that my dad and I have always been able to enjoy together. When I was a baby, he read me stories before bed. As a child, we’d wake up early Saturday mornings and read the comics together. In high school, […]

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Are Your Ducks In A Row? Let WHUT help with your Estate Planning.

Posted October 16, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT Joins Community Partners in Promoting National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014 Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 – WHUT announced today that the station is joining local community organizations in a public awareness campaign to promote National Estate Planning Awareness Week, October 20 – 26, 2014. Estate planning is one of the […]

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The PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony Winners and Highlights

Posted June 24, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

WHUT hosted the PBS KIDS Writers Contest Ceremony at our studios on Saturday, May 31st.  More than 80 children, parents, teachers, parents, principal and community members attended the event. Congratulations to all the students that participated, your stories were inspiring. WHUT’s 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners: Kindergarten: 1st – Anthony Samuel 2nd  – Zumaya […]

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Education Olympics: How Does the U.S. Rank?

Posted August 15, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The United States left the 2012 London Olympics with 104 medals in tow. But how do we stack up against the world when it comes to education? According to this infograph by Certification Map, the U.S. — which leads in gold medal count — is ranked seventh in high school graduation rates, trailing countries like Germany, […]

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6 Things Technology Still Can’t Do: A personal wish list for the next Steve Jobs

Posted October 22, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

You can’t go a day — sometimes you can’t go eight seconds — without being reminded of the Great Technology Debate. You know, whether it’s brought more help or harm to us as a culture. Exhibits A, B and C for the prosecution: couples on their phones during what could otherwise be a romantic dinner; […]

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Didn’t See American Graduate Day? Watch it Here!

Posted September 26, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

American Graduate Day 2013 | About the Day | Featured Partners | Related Programming | Participating Stations What’s the power of American Graduate Day 2013? Connecting people to opportunities that actually make a difference. This live national, multi-platform event to keep students on the path to graduation returns Sept. 28 on public media. Our voices […]

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